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Relaxing Weekend Meditation and Yoga Retreats UK

BE Yoga Retreats are delighted to invite you to join them for their summer yoga retreat! Set in the Vale of the White Horse in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, this is a wonderful opportunity to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and enjoy a lovely weekend of yoga, meditation, massage and delicious home cooked vegetarian food.

Retreat highlights

  • Try the welcome Indian head massage
  • Enjoy a lovely weekend of yoga, meditation, and massage
  • Enjoy a packed program of yoga sessions in the good weather
  • Indulge in delicious home cooked vegetarian food
  • Escape the stresses and strains of everyday life
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

The accommodation at this venue is arranged in a traditional bunkhouse style. There are two sizes of dormitories - four beds and 12 beds. There is a 12 bed dorm, available to women only. The four beds dormitories have two bunk beds and can be booked for three to four persons if you are traveling in a group. The accommodation is basic, and all rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities. Bedding is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel.

Be Yoga Retreats UK Itinerary

Each of BE Yoga Retreats has a theme running through the weekend such as mudra and bandha, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and The five Sheaths of Consciousness. The theme for this retreat will be confirmed when the retreat date is near.

This is a sample schedule which is subject to change.

Friday

  • 16:30 Arrival, time to settle and have your welcome Indian head massage
  • 18:00 Yoga class - the physical layer grounding in the physical body
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yoga Nidra or deep relaxation

Saturday

  • 07:00 Early morning grounding meditation on the Earth element and physical body
  • 07:30 Morning yoga class - the physical layer continued
  • 08:45 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Pranayama workshop
  • 11:00 Yoga class - opening the breath and energy body
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 13:30 Free time; relax, read a book, have a massage, or go for a walk
  • 15:30 Meditation on the mind sheath
  • 16:15 Yoga class on the Manomaya Kosha
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Vedic chanting workshop - The Ma Aham Mantra

Sunday

  • 07:00 Early morning meditation
  • 07:30 Yoga class - The Intuitive Body
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Walking meditation
  • 11:00 Restorative yoga class - Bliss Body
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Final meditation and relaxation
  • 14:30 Departure

All activities are weather dependent, BE Yoga Retreats will try to run as many activities at the outdoor as possible.

Included excursions

Walk along the Ridgeway national trail.

Instructors

Elise Beechen
Originally from Devon, Elise is a qualified teacher of yoga and dance and holds the UK's highest qualification in sports and remedial massage. Elise has been practicing yoga for over ten years and since becoming a group fitness instructor in 2006, she has coordinated and taught fitness programs in health clubs and resorts across the UK and Europe. A patient and enthusiastic teacher, Elise is deeply fascinated by the many physical and psychological benefits of yoga and is keen to share her knowledge and experience.

Retreat location

The retreat takes place at The Court Hill Centre that is beautiful, rural and tranquil, located in the Vale of the Whitehorse in Wantage, Oxfordshire. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside, it is the perfect place to unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The menu is lovingly prepared by Becky and Elise's parents and experienced retreat caterers Kathy and Bob. They provide delicious home cooked vegetarian cuisine, always healthy but very tasty.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In between the activities, there is some free time for you to relax, during which you can go for a walk, relax in the grounds, read a book, or have a massage.

Welcome Indian head massage is included in the price. Massage for 45 minutes is available at an extra cost with experienced therapists. Elise practices soft tissue and remedial massage therapy, which means that she can help you with injuries or long standing aches and pains as well as offer a deeply relaxing massage treatment.

Massage treatments

  • Deep tissue back and shoulder massage
  • Deep tissue hip, leg, and foot massage
  • Relaxing full body massage
  • Relaxing back, neck, and shoulder massage
  • Relaxing face, neck, and head massage
  • Remedial massage

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch
  • Meditation and relaxation sessions
  • Welcome Indian head massage
  • Workshops
  • Yoga classes

What's not included

  • Additional massage

How to get there

Arrival by train

The Court Hill Centre is two miles south of Wantage just off the A338 Wantage to Hungerford road, and a quarter mile from the Ridgeway National Trail. Nearby train stations are at Didcot and Oxford, and there are good road links via the M4 and M40.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Friday August 3, 2018
Departure: Sunday August 5, 2018

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